Samsung Galaxy S4 already gets CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies

Samsung Galaxy S4 already gets CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies
For a time, it was unclear that CyanogenMod would even support the new Samsung Galaxy S4, but that's when Steve Kondik stepped in. Kondik founded CyanogenMod, and worked at Samsung for a while, leaving the company about one month ago. Kondik went back to CyanogenMod after leaving Samsung, and he has already finished the first nightly builds for some Galaxy S4 models.

Right now, the only variants of the S4 that is getting the nightlies of CyanogenMod 10.1 are the T-Mobile model (SGH-M919) and a Canadian variant (SGH-I337M), but Kondik says that as soon as the source code drops for other models, it should be pretty quick to put together nightlies for those as well. These first builds aren't perfect, but Kondik says it should be good enough to be your daily driver. And, the team is already getting to work on supporting hover gestures for the S4. 

The first nightlies have been posted, although they would be a bit tough to find if you didn't know where to look, because they aren't listed as "Samsung Galaxy S4" or even by the model number. The T-Mobile variant is listed as "jfltetmo" and the Canadian model as "jfltecan". 

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Can't wait until my GS4 comes in the mail soon. Root it, install CM10 and over clock the CPU to make it fly! :)

2. Malki

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

You want to overlock the CPU? o.O :D Your s4 will melt on your hands :D

4. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

The S4 is already having overheating problems as reported by many S4 owners, especially during any moderate to intensive use of the CPU/GPU (gaming, multitasking, etc). If you overclock your S4, it will most likely burn up its insides and your hands as well. But most importantly, WHY would want to overclock your S4?? It will easily run any of the most demanding apps and games that current exist. It doesn't make any sense to push the hardware when there aren't any ways to notice the difference, other than comparing the benchmarks with your friends during your lunch time in the playground. Pointless.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

1. I can do whatever I want to my phone 2. The same way everyone said the GS3 overheats when mine never has and I've been having mine since week 1? 3. If it does overheat, I'll set it back.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Me2, Exynos version™

3. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

I cancld my gs4preorder :) Anyone who knows if der is already a solid theory abt the issues of gs4_screen, battery and heat problems?? Samsung's reactions? Anyone? :)

6. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

I just received green and red marks haha. No one answred.. Im lazy now so i dont want to read d xda forums page by page.. I want that gs4 now ;(

10. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

The battery life is good, if it has overheating/defective screen they would probably replace it. I would wait till mid to end may for a later batch of them, that would gurantee less chance of a defect.

13. Hemlocke unregistered

My battery life has been decent, but not great. I had to turn off all the eye tracking features to boost it, but it does make it through a day with moderate to heavy use. As for overheating, it has gotten warm a couple of times, but nothing extreme. I still prefer the One, overall.

15. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

You could always buy an extended battery too if the 2600 mah isn't enough. Its thin enough you shouldn't mind the extra bulk that much.

16. Hemlocke unregistered

It's not bad enough that I need one of those. I hated the extended battery on my N1 and N2, so an external pack would be the way for me if I ever felt like I was going to have a hard time finishing days. Overall, it is better in some ways than I thought it would be, slightly worse in others, but still not a bad upgrade from the S3. If i was an S3 owner with an upgrade who wanted the removable battery and microSD card, this handset would be worth it. Just buying it outright like I did, I would recommend trying the S4, the One, and the OG Pro to see which you prefer.

5. riosworos

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

i own an s4 doesn't over heat. it get hot normally like every other phone when playing graphic intensive games and the battery is ok...Best android device eva

11. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Yup! People overreact to these things. All phones have problems (Antenna-gate problem purple haze/blur, overheating, etc...) The Galaxy S4 is a good phone and the HTC One is a good phone as well. Please stop all the arguing..... (This isn't directed at you, this is for others that keep fighting in every forums like these).

7. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Doesn't the gs4 have a locked boot loader?

8. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

so ? it can be unlocked... doesn't the GNexus have a locked boot loader ? ;)

14. Hemlocke unregistered

The U.S. versions haven't been unlocked yet, that I know of, but I haven't checked the last few days.

9. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

What was all that trash talk by Samsung haters about GS4 not getting any dev support again??? Haha!

12. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

It's from Haters. Ironically CM Dev support came to GS4 first than to the HTC One. The Official CM10 version for the HTC One has yet to arrive.

19. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Samsung rocks..

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